Smashbox Spring 2012 Collection Be Discovered Eye Shadow Palette Swatch and Review

With the coming of Spring, it is time to get into the mood with pastel colors that are pinkish and lavender. That is also the time when we see all the flowers all blooming. Smashbox Be Discovered Eye Shadow Palette gives a much Spring like color without any hesitation bringing the season here faster than we think.

Smashbox Be Discovered Eye Shadow Palette is 0.54 oz and is available for $44.00. You can purchase it at,, and

The packaging theme of Be Discovered is all about the studio and photography. On the box are umbrella lighting scattered all throughout in a photo collage setting.

“Be Discovered with this iconic Eye Palette for famously beautiful eyes. Including eight richly pigmented, blendable shadows, this palette has the perfect hues to skyrocket you to stardom.”

On the side of the box, it has the color layout of the 8 gorgeous shades.

Here is a glimpse on how the palette looks along with the shadows in an indoor light setting. The packaging and the palette itself remind me of Softbox Eye Shadow Palette from last year.

If you have a QR reader app on your iPhone you can unlock the secret of the QR Code on the back of the palette. Quite high tech and innovative compared to many brands I’ve seen.

After opening the palette and laying it flat, you might notice that the inside is a very cute pink color for packaging and also a rectangular long mirror. I will talk about the colors next.

Here is a direct shot of the palette in sunlight. The description regarding each shadow is as follows:

Top left to right we have Bliss (Matte Beige), Rosewater (Pink Sheen), Opal (Opalescent Sheen), and Mist (Shimmering Silver Mauve).
Bottom left to right we have Adobe (Matte Warm Light Brown), Champagne (Shimmering Peach Beige), Pebble (Matte Neutral Brown), and Lilac (Soft Lilac Sheen).

The shadows include 3 matte and 5 shimmer shades. Colors are also very light and pastel for the season.

So let’s talk about how the eye shadows perform. I have split the palette in 1/2 to better show you how each color perform. The left 4 colors are shown here which include Bliss, Rosewater, Adobe, and Champagne. Rosewater and Champagne have shimmers when Bliss and Adobe are matte.

Here is a swatch of the colors from top left to right and bottom left to right on the palette photo above.

Here is the second 1/2 of the palette with Opal and Mist on top, Pebble and Lilac on the bottom. Pebble is the color that is matte out of all 4 shown. Lilac is probably one of the most beautiful colors out of all shadows in this palette.

… And finally here is the last set of swatch of the colors from top left to right and bottom left to right on the palette photo above.

The colors all prove to be soft pigmented with the fact of being able to blend and easily controllable in color intensity. The palette provides 2 sets of colors, warm (left 4 shades) and cool (right 4 shades) for the spring season. You can even mix and match them to create you own combination. Even though the colors are more pastel and light, the palette brings a more natural look for the beginning of Spring.

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7 Responses to Smashbox Spring 2012 Collection Be Discovered Eye Shadow Palette Swatch and Review

  1. ERica Z January 16, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    I dont know if it’s the palette or what but it seemed pretty light to me by looking at it.

    • admin January 19, 2012 at 3:54 AM

      It’s pastels.

  2. eMickey January 16, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    ARG more PASTELS!

    • admin January 19, 2012 at 4:00 AM

      Pastels are everywhere!

  3. Gina Washington January 16, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    So bright that case design. Very trippy too.

  4. Arancia January 16, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    I have yet to see this in stores.

  5. Brit January 17, 2012 at 6:28 AM

    girly looking palette but cute and pop like.


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